SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
TEACHER OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES/TOH
Special education teachers design, adapt and teach programs geared to each student's Individual Education Plan (IEP.) Teachers work as part of an interdisciplinary team with The Phoenix Center's behaviorists, social workers, counselors, employment specialists, occupational, physical and speech/language therapists.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Educational planning and implementing lessons based on student's IEP's. Lessons should be developmentally appropriate, age-appropriate and must align with CCCS (Core Curriculum Content Standards).
- Meeting and communicating with parents to report on educational progress at least two times a year. Daily communication via the Phoenix Center Communicator is also required.
- Assisting in the supervising, instructing, working with, and evaluating their instructional paraprofessionals, and any student teachers assigned to them, as directed by their supervisor.
- Meeting with their students' child study teams during the course of the year to help determine the child's individual education plan, the instructional guide, and to report on student achievement.
- Meeting with their student's related service providers so that they may appropriately reinforce in class those goals and activities designed by these specialists. This meeting can occur either before or after school or during scheduled unit meetings.
- Attend unit and Professional Learning Community Meetings (PLC).
- Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university with special education emphasis.
- NJDOE Certification as Teacher of Students with Disabilities or Teacher of the Handicapped and K-5 Elementary or Middle School Certificate
- Experience with individuals with autism and multiple disabilities a plus.
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